Analytic Training Programs

There are two training programs offered by the JPA. The first is for those interested in becoming a Jungian analyst but do not need New York State licensing and leads to certification in IAAP (International Association for Analytical Psychology). The second is for those without a license and leads to certification as a licensed psychoanalyst (LP) in New York State, as well as certification in IAAP.


NYS Psychoanalytic License Qualifying Program

The JPA NYS Psychoanalytic License Qualifying Program can be completed in five years of full time matriculation. However, the Program is designed to accommodate to the personal lives and professional commitments of its candidates. Candidates are encouraged to move at their own pace.

The overall class structure is as follows: There are 33 weeks of coursework divided into three 11-week trimesters per year. Each trimester has ten weeks of the on-going classes, plus one community-wide clinical evening. Classes are typically held on Monday evenings in New York City. There are three class periods, (4:00 to 5:30, 6:30 to 8:00 and 8:30 to 10:00)

The JPA invites applications for training from individuals who possess a graduate degree, Master’s level or higher, from a registered degree-granting program in New York State or another program recognized by New York State. Applications from individuals with a Master’s degree in mental health as well as other disciplines are considered.

The JPA requires 100 hours of psychoanalysis prior to beginning training, 50 of which may have been with a non-Jungian analyst. These hours may be counted toward the 300 hours of Jungian analysis required for graduation from the JPA program. However, regardless of previous analytic hours, AITs must be in Jungian analysis during their entire training with the JPA.
The JPA prefers, but does not require prior experience in the mental health field, preferably supervised experience as a psychotherapist.

Admissions Process
We have two application periods, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. Both application periods admit for the following Fall. Application dates and deadlines are listed below.

To apply for training with the JPA, first please contact Craig E. Stephenson PhD/LP
Director of Training, to schedule a preliminary interview. He can be reached at: [email protected] The preliminary interview will establish if the applicant is qualified and whether an application would be appropriate. If so, the applicant will fill out a form and return it to the director.

The director then convenes a panel of three JPA analysts who meet individually with the applicant. Upon recommendation by the panel that the applicant be considered for admission, the applicant is invited to participate during a weekend colloquium meeting. This offers the opportunity to experience our learning community in action. The panel makes the final decision about acceptance following this weekend.

If the Admissions panel decides it is advisable, it may require an applicant to complete additional preparation and/or submit additional materials prior to admission to the training program.

Upon admission to the program, two of three of the candidate’s original Admissions Committee are assigned as his/her on-going Consultation/Advising Panel. These two are augmented by a third analyst chosen by the candidate during his/her first year. The advising committee follows and works with the candidate for the length of the program, serving as an advising, mediating and support group for the candidate.

Individuals who have already completed part of another training program in psychoanalysis and who wish to apply to the JPA-LQP will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may be granted advanced standing.

The JPA administers its admissions policy without regard to race, religion, national origin, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation, as well as without regard to a person’s disability as designated by applicable law.

If you wish to apply for admission to the JPA training program for the Fall of 2019, you may do so in one of two time periods. You may apply either to the First Application Period (if you want an “Early Decision”) or to the Second Application Period.

The two application periods and all of the deadlines are as follows:

First Application Period (Early Decision)

  • By November 15th, Complete a preliminary interview with the Admissions Coordinator
  • By December 15th, Submit: an application form, a curriculum vitae, graduate degree transcripts, and $150 application fee
  • By January 15th, Complete 3 interviews with individual members of the Admissions Group
  • TBD, Attendance at the admissions colloquium and 2-person panel final interview completed
  • TBD, Applicants will be notified as to their admission to the program

Second Application Period

  • By March 1st, Complete a preliminary interview with the Admissions Coordinator
  • By March 31st, Submit: an application form, a curriculum vitae, graduate degree transcripts, and $150 application fee
  • TBD, Complete 3 interviews with individual members of the Admissions Group
  • TBD, Attendance at the admissions colloquium and 2-person panel final interview completed
  • By May 30th, Applicants will be notified as to their admission to the program

Assessment is seen as an ongoing dialogue between the AIT and his/her advisors, faculty members, and supervisor. It focuses on professional competence, mastery of the theory and clinical practices of psychoanalysis, including diagnosis and treatment as outlined in the curriculum, as well as the development of the capacity to work symbolically. It takes place within three basic venues: immediate “point-of-contact” between AIT and faculty including a minimum of one meeting per trimester with an AITs primary advisor, written evaluations at the completion of each course, and the assessment of clinical competence expressed in the Clinical Thesis written in the final year of the program.


  1. The completion of 405 clock-hours of course work.
  2. The completion of a minimum of 350 clock-hours of Jungian psychoanalysis with a NYS licensed psychoanalyst (and IAAP certified analyst).
  3. The completion of 198 clock-hours of clinical supervision with a New York State licensed or exempt JPA member Jungian analyst, of which 58 clock-hours are Control supervision of one case. To complete the supervision requirement, AITs are typically in private supervision once per week over four years and in addition, in Control supervision for two of those four years.
  4. The completion of 300 clock-hours of supervised face-to face clinical experience with analysands in an approved setting.
  5. The completion of the Child Abuse Prevention course established by the State of New York.
  6. Successful completion of Clinical Thesis Paper.

Included in tuition is membership to The Kristine Mann Library, located in the C. G. Jung Center at 28 East 39th Street, NYC 10016.

“Focused on the work of Carl Gustav Jung, the Kristine Mann Library is well known as an important and accessible resource for Jungian studies. The Library, established in the 1940′s by the Analytical Psychology Club of New York, collects and catalogs books, papers, journals, audiovisuals and other materials by and about C.G. Jung and others in the field of Jungian psychology. The KML collection also includes materials in related areas of study, such as Eastern and Western religions, alchemy, mythology, symbolism, the arts, anthropology, psychoanalysis and general psychology.” (quoted from the KML website)

Faculty members may also make their professional libraries available for the training of analysts as an additional resource.

In addition, we encourage our candidates to become members of the New York Public Library, whose vast–free– on-line collection of psychology and psychoanalytic books and journals includes anything they would need for their studies and research.

Our License Qualifying Program is designed to be fulfilled in five years.

The first year courses are specifically designed to introduce the candidate to the overall theory and clinical practice of psychoanalysis, and specifically Jung’s theories. There is a three-trimester course (Jungian Theory and Clinical Process) which serves as a thorough overview of the field, as well as classes on the DSM-IV and basic history of psychoanalysis. The first year is designed to prepare the candidate for clinical work, including discussion of ethics and scope of practice.

The second through fifth years continue in the study of theory and practice and include case seminars. Candidates begin to see a few analysands in the JPA New York State approved setting.

As enrichment to their training, LP candidates are encouraged to participate in the extracurricular learning activities of the JPA, such as the weekend long colloquia conferences, and elective courses.

Required Courses for NYS Psychoanalytic License Qualifying Program

LQP102: Jungian Theory and Clinical Process: Personality Development 15LQP103: Personality Development in “Symbols of Transformation.” (C.G. Jung, CW vol. 5) 15 Total 45

Content Areas Course Numbers, Titles  Hours
Four Course Work note: CW stands for the Collected Works of C.G.Jung
Personality development LQP101: The Role of Emotion in Personality Development 15
LQP102: Jungian Theory and Clinical Process: Personality Development 15
LQP103: Personality Development in “Symbols of Transformation.” (C.G. Jung, CW vol. 5) 15
Total 45
Psychoanalytic theory of psychopathology LQP201: Psychopathology in Freud, Jung and Adler, C.G. Jung, CW vol. 7
15LQP202: The Development of Jung’s Thought, Early Theory of Psychopathology
15LQP203: Jung’s Dynamic Models of Psychopathology, C.G. Jung, CW vols. 8 and 16 15
Total 45
Sociocultural influence on growth and psychopathology LQP401: The Cultural Meaning of Oedipus as Psychological Process 15
15LQP402: Religion and the Psyche: Growth or Pathology in Social Context 15
15LQP403: Creation Motifs in Psychological Growth and Pathology 15
Practice technique (including dreams and symbolic processes) Processes of the Psyche, CG Jung, CW vol. 9ii (part 1) 15
15LQP502: Jungian Theory and Clinical Process: Techniques 15
15LQP503: Practice Technique in the Symbolic Processes of the Psyche, C.G. Jung, CW vol. 9ii (part 2) 15
Analysis of resistance, transference, and countertransference LQP601: Resistance, Transference and Counter-transference in the Analysis of Psychological Opposites (part 1) C.G. Jung, CW vol. 16 15
15LQP602: Resistance, Transference and counter-transference in the Analysis of Psychological Opposites (part2) C.G. Jung, CW vol. 16 15
15LQP603: Psychology of the Transference, C.G. Jung, CW vol. 16 15
Case seminars on clinical practice LQP701: case seminar 15
LQP702: case seminar 15
LQP703: case seminar 15
Practice in psychopathology and psychodiagnosis LQP801: Jungian Theory and Clinical Process: Psychopathology and Diagnosis
15LQP802: Clinical Methodology based on Jungian Theory:Psychopathology and Diagnosis (part 1)
15LQP803: Clinical Methodology based on Jungian Theory:Psychopathology and Diagnosis (part 2)
Total 45
Professional ethics and psychoanalytic research methodology LQP901: Ethics and Professional Standards in Psychoanalysis 15
15LQP902: Research Methodology and Clinical Writing 15
15LQP903: Clinical Thesis: Final Project in Research Methodology and Clinical Writing 14
Total (clock-hours) 405

Program Costs

Application Fee $150
Course fees for 5 years (115 units at $100 per unit) $11,500
Tuition fees: $1800 per year for 5 years (includes 60 units of required colloquia) $9,000
Training fee: $1500/Trimester $22,500
Private supervision: 140 clock-hours at $150 per hour $21,000
Control supervision: 58 clock-hours at $150 per hour $8,700
Analysis: 350 clock-hours at $150 per hour $52,000
Total estimated cost for the License Qualifying Program: $125,350